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This page is updated with any relevant career related opportunities, news and events that may be of interest.  We are keen to pass on details of these to our students as we are made aware of them and make every effort to ensure that the information comes from a reputable source, however the decision to pursue any of these opportunities and the responsibility for checking that they have appropriate health and safety checks and safeguarding in place rests with parents and carers. 

SACS Careers Blog Edition 1 (September 2023) 

SACS Careers Blog Edition 2 (November 2023)

Coding Apprenticeship

Holiday Extras are offering a 2 year Coding Apprenticeship for School Leavers.

  • Salary: £25,709 approx. + benefits
  • Location: Holiday Extras, Newingreen, Kent, CT21 4JF
  • Applications Close: 14/01/2024
  • Apprenticeship starts: 27/08/2024

Click here for more information.

St. John's Ambulance The Cadet Programme

Ever thought about a career in the NHS or Healthcare sector? Want to get a head start or see if it is the right career for you? Why not join the NHS Cadets Programme:

Click here for the NHS Cadets Advanced Programme (16-18) - Dover Kent

Click here for the NHS Cadets Foundation Programme (14-16) Ashford Kent

RAF World

Click here to see the latest vacancies for apprenticeships following year 11 and year 13 both nationwide but you can also search for vacancies at their Rochester site.

 CareersSense from

Only 34% of young people in education think they understand the skills employers are looking for and with support from Career Sense we believe we can help change that.

CareerSense offers Free programmes and tools to help make the 'education to career transition' as easy as possible, supporting students in unlocking their full potential. Click here to access the website.

The Next Step Magazine

Kent Choices Parent/Carer Webinar

Click here to see the letter being sent home and to sign up.

Green Careers Week Parents Guide

Green Careers Week (Springpod)

Click here to see the different opportunities on offer for those interested in working in the Green Industry.

UKC Succeed Programme

Healthcare Careers

Are your students interested in careers in Healthcare? You can watch leading figures such as, Dame Donna Kinnair DBE, Chief Executive and General Secretary, Royal College of Nursing and Carol Cooper Head of Equality, Diversity & Human Rights, at the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, share their insights into Healthcare careers. 
  • Join 10 minutes before the broadcast to be ready
  • You can join without needing an account – Watch how here
  • Watch pre-recorded broadcasts from our library here.

Apprenticeships  Royal Opera House

Since 2007 the Royal Opera House has supported and trained 66 entry-level apprentices, with 88% remaining in the cultural sector.

Royal Opera House apprenticeships

Creative Industries Opportunity

The target for Re:Generation 2031 is for young people who are not already aware of the creative industries as a potential career and/or who face barriers to access, but it would be for school leavers as the target age group is 18-24.


Creative Estuary are seeking a young person between the ages of 18 and 24 at the time of appointment and currently residing in one of the following districts of South Essex or North Kent: Basildon, Canterbury, Castle Point, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway, Southend, Swale, Thanet or Thurrock.

Gatwick Airport Opportunities

Discover all the different jobs and careers that take place at an airport.

Gatwick Airport Discovery Workshops

Gatwick Airport Programme

Dentistry Work Experience

Calling all year 10, 11 and 12 students interested in a career in dentistry.

Places for students in UK dental schools are very competitive. Good quality work experience is a vital part of successful application, especially if it is both observational and practical. 

This full week of application help will include targeted exam support, hands-on experience in a hospital setting and interview help, led by a team of real dentists and application experts. You will get:

  • real insights into a dental career, with thought-provoking prompts.
  • a motivating, supportive group learning environment.
  • learn from real dentists, and learn real life skills ahead of your course.
  • help with UCAT, Personal Statement and interviews. 
  • stay in Central London and meeting other dental applicants!

Learn more about Dentistry Work Experience here!

Our intensive summer camp is a great option for students looking for a boost of help. The experience is hosted in safe, comfortable accommodation with all food provided, and all students are monitored by our around the clock team. 

Your students can experience a small taste of living and studying in a UK dental school, meeting students from the UK and the world, completing real UK dental school tasks and assignments.

Keen for more information, or interested in registering a school group?

Contact us today

UKC BA Architecture

Click here for more information about the University of Kent's BA in Architecture - click here.

East Kent Schools Together

Please encourage students to visit our 'STUDENTS' tab on the website where all the creative wellbeing, connecting and careers focused opportunities for students are listed. 


Central Film School's "Focused on Filmmaking" programme and teachers guide. If  your school has any students who are interested, they can sign up for the free 'Focused on Filmmaking' course here: https://centralfilmschool.com/focused/ The Central Film School also hosts drop-in sessions that can be booked online, either as a group or an individual, each session is 30mins long (so if anyone books 2 tickets they can have a full hour). For teachers or students to book a session to speak with the school about Filmmaking or Screenwriting, please go to: https://centralfilmschool.com/bookspeaktous/

SUCCESS AT SCHOOL: Accountancy, Banking & Finance Careers

Please click here to view an email from Success for Schools with lots of fantastic information for students seeking a career in Accounting, Banking of Finance!


The School and College Engagement team at Canterbury Christ Church University deliver a range of activities to help school and college students. As we are currently unable to do this in person, we are pleased to bring you a range of online resources, including live interactive webinars, to continue to support students that wish to attend university. These resources are free to access:


PwC's employability skills toolkit includes a number of programmes on technology, financial literacy, and wellbeing. Each lesson pack comes with a lesson plan, a facilitator guide and a presentation. To access them, please click on the link below: Click here


Anyone looking to increase their skills (particularly for boosting UCAS applications) or research careers might find the following websites of interest:
The first is an online learning centre, where you can join a course free for 8 weeks. They have lots of weird and wonderful subjects on offer:


Success for Schools Careers Advice have sent us some fantastic resources for anyone looking to start a career in Construction.  From building and bricklaying to surveying and achitecture - they have advice for everyone and some excellent worksheets to complete.  Please click here for the details.


Please click on the button below to see information on Degree Apprenticeships in Business from Pearson College London.

Business Degree Apprenticeships


Careermag provides helpful information to students and parents regarding university courses, apprenticeships, careers and qualifications along with tops on a range of topics such as employability skills and CV writing.   It's free to subscribe if you are interested: 


Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools are a UK-wide youth charity on a mission to help young people find their feet and get the best possible start in life. They have lots of talks from different professionals on how to get into their line of work, work experience opportunities and talks on lots of different subjects. Please join 10 minutes before the broadcast starts and you can join without needing an account.  It is completely free. You can see of their previous talks by clicking here. Click on the links below to find out more:


SEND Panel

Sufia Hussain, Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Director EMEA, Wunderman Thompson & Jessica Francourt, Head of HR, National Gallery

This panel event is tailored to students who wonder what it will be like for them to enter the workforce. Our expert speakers will address questions on creating inclusive workspaces, especially for those with unique support needs. Entering the job market can be daunting, gain hope and reassurance after discovering why inclusion is vital for all companies. Don't miss this opportunity to ease your worries and envision a bright future in the working world!

20/11/2023 at 10am for 45 minutes - book here.


Speaking Multiple Languages: Your Career Superpower with Misha Glenny, Journalist and Broadcaster

Meet Misha Glenny, a multilingual expert! With a career that spans the globe, he's witnessed firsthand the incredible opportunities and advantages that come with speaking multiple languages. In this broadcast, you will see that languages aren't just a means of communication but also a gateway to endless possibilities.

23/11/2023 at 10am for 45 minutes - book here.


It's all about Sound: Avgoustos Psillas, Sound Designer, Audio Craft Scandinavia AB & Royal Swedish Opera

Meet Avgoustos Psillas and discover the world of sound engineering. Do you love music and sound but don't want to be on stage? Or want to how how to make live audio sound amazing? Maybe a career in Sound Engineering would suit you? Don't miss the chance to hear about how exciting a career in audio can be.

24/11/2023 at 10am for 45 minutes - book here.


Blind not Broken: Lucy Edwards-Cave, Blind Broadcaster, Journalist, Content Creator & Disability Activist

Step into a world of charm, charisma and creativity in this broadcast where we are joined by Lucy Edwards-Cave, Blind Broadcaster, Journalist, Content Creator and Disability Activist. After losing her full eyesight at 17, Lucy had no one to take inspiration from who was going through the same thing and made it her mission to share her experiences with the world. Tune in and hear how one woman built a community that champions disability advocacy and is changing how the world views blindness #BlindNotBroken.

27/11/2023 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


Business: Designing Business Products with Wellbeing in Mind with Lara Morgan Founder, Company Shortcuts Ltd

Lara Morgan is a British entrepreneur with a track record of delivering exceptional accelerated growth. Her investment strategy in wellbeing products primarily is pinned to improving life's journey. In this broadcast, Lara will talk to us about why she was empowered to design a product to help improve wellbeing and how she started a business with this product.

28/11/2023 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


Employability Skills Workshop with Ulster University

Virtual Insight Session

30/11/2023 at 1000-1230

Click here to apply by 16/11/2023


What It's Like To Complete An Apprenticeship sponsored by VMO2

Meet a panel of Virgin media O2 leaders who are currently completing or have completed an apprenticeship where they will share more about their own journeys, the benefits of an apprenticeship and explore the concept of squiggly careers. Join us in this broadcast to hear from our leaders and ask questions to help you make the best decision for your future.

30/11/2023 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


Career Hacks: Kelly Beaver, CEO, Ipsos MORI

Kelly Beaver is Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland. She has been with Ipsos for over a decade and was previously Managing Director of Ipsos’s UK Public Affairs division. Kelly holds several honorary positions external to Ipsos in academia and charities. She is passionate about the use of evidence in decision-making and her roles outside of Ipsos enable her to make a wider contribution to the social sciences discipline in promoting its use. 

06/12/2023 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


The Future of Architects: Maria Faraone, Director of the RIBA Studio, Royal Institution of British Architects

Maria Faraone's journey in the world of architecture is a testament to passion, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Join her talk as she unveils the innovations, sustainability, and collaborative approaches shaping tomorrow's architects. Don't miss this chance to gain information on what this career looks like to help you figure out if being an architect is for you!

13/12/2023 at 10am for 45 minutes - book here.


'The Science is Just So Ridiculously Good.' Professor Lloyd Peck, Polar Marine Biologist

Dive into the extraordinary world of Polar Marine Biology with Prof. Lloyd Peck! Join his captivating talk, 'The Science is Just So Ridiculously Good.' Explore the wonders of icy ecosystems, cutting-edge research, and the thrill of discovery. Don't miss this chance to have a peek at the science and hear about marine biology as a career! 

14/12/2023 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


Working As A GP Registrar And Sustainability In NHS: Dr Veena Aggarwal, RCGP National Sustainability Group - Vice Chair

Discover Dr. Veena Aggarwal's journey as a GP Registrar and her dedication to lessening the NHS' environmental impact. Her passion sparked in 2020 during her time in New Zealand, witnessing the Australian bushfires. Veena has worked with the National Greener NHS team and dedicates time to educating fellow GP trainees, contributing to the Greener Practice network, promoting sustainable primary care. Explore how she combines her role with a passion for a green, more sustainable healthcare future.

11/01/2024 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.


The Manufacturing Process of Beauty Products and their Ingredients: In Partnership With Indu

Explore the alchemy behind beauty! Join us for an exclusive online event in partnership with Indu with Gaia Carminati, Head Of Product Development & Packaging. Uncover the secrets of skincare and cosmetics in this insightful journey from formulation to production. Elevate your understanding of the art and science of beauty in just one click! #BeautyManufacturing #SkincareSecrets

15/01/2024 at 10am for 45 minutes - book here.


What Skills You Need For Journalism, Sarah Gordon, CEO, Impact Investing Institute, Non Exec Director, Social Finance & Former Business Editor, The Financial Times

Details TBC

16/01/2024 at 2pm for 45 minutes - book here.



Gallagher Group - Careers Open Day (July 2023)

Medicine and Dentistry Conferences (April 2023)

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience (April 2023)

Pfizer Work Experience (April 2023)

Construction and Engineering Work Experience Day (April 2023)

Business & Accounting Virtual Event (March 2023)

HSBC UK Work Experience Programme 2023

Year 11 Taster Day (January 2023)